Local suppliers have the chance to be involved in the 396 MW Rye Park Wind Farm, near the NSW Southern Tablelands township of Rye Park.
The site 11km north of Yass was selected for its exposed windy ridges, grazing land and proximity to the national electricity grid. The wind farm will connect to the National Electricity Market via a new 330kV connection substation to TransGrid’s 330kV Yass to Gullen Range Line.
The $700M wind park project includes:
- 66 wind turbines, with associated hardstand areas
- a network of internal access tracks
- public road upgrades
- 2 330kV/33kV substations
- a 330kV switchyard
- a 330kV overhead transmission line
- a 33kV overhead transmission line
- 33kV underground cables
- a permanent operations and maintenance facility
- temporary construction facilities
- temporary concrete batching facilities
- meteorological masts.
The completed wind farm will comprise of 66 Vestas EnVentus V162-6.0MW wind turbines. It will support about 250 jobs during construction, which will begin at the end of 2021.
It will produce enough electricity to power about 215 00 homes and offset more the 960,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year.
Rye Park Renewable Energy has engaged three main contractors:
- Vastas (turbine supply and install)
- Zenviron (electrical and civil balance of plant, including road upgrade works)
- Lumea (grid connection)
ICN Gateway has a number of open work packages. Consultant Wally Hirsch encourages local businesses with capability to make sure their Gateway profile is up to date, and register an expression of interest on the Rye Park Wind Farm Gateway page.